Costa Rica multi-source realtime earthquakes list - Lista sismos Costa Rica

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The list below shows the most recent Costa Rica earthquakes.
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Massive Quake hits Costa Rica and generates a lot of damage - Sept.5, 2012

No listed earthquakes means that there were NO recent earthquakes detected by USGS, EMSC and/or GEOFON.
Si no hay sismos listados significa que NO han habido sismos detectados por USGS, EMSC y/o GEOFON.

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Costa Rica time = UTC -6

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 17 19:05 3.0 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 16 01:42 3.5 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 16 00:01 3.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 15 23:56 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 15 01:16 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 14 21:18 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 14 14:30 3.2 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 14 13:46 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 13 23:11 4.1 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 13 20:33 3.1 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 13 13:12 3.1 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 12 16:04 3.0 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 12 12:25 5.0 22 MAP
USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Aug 12 12:25 4.5 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 12 12:25 4.6 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 12 11:25 3.5 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 12 11:00 3.2 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 12 09:54 3.4 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 12 05:04 3.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 12 03:24 3.1 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 10 01:31 4.0 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 10 01:16 3.0 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 10 01:09 3.5 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 09 22:42 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 09 20:48 4.4 14 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 08 16:14 3.8 81 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 08 15:22 3.1 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 08 01:25 3.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 07 16:50 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 07 03:37 3.4 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 07 01:20 3.2 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 07 01:15 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Pital, Costa Rica Aug 06 21:14 4.8 102 MAP
EMSC Costa Rica Aug 06 21:14 4.8 109 MAP
GEOFON Costa Rica Aug 06 21:14 4.9 105 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • San Antonio Turrialba - about 10-15 seconds
  • San Ramón, ALA - Shaking lasted about ten seconds. No property damage.
  • Santa Elena - We voelden de grond en de tafel onder ons heen en weer schudden.
  • San Jose - Strong shaking
  • Atenas - Felt at about 3:20 pm, lasted about 5-10 seconds
  • San Juan de San Ramon Alajuela - Sharp jolt, small second shake....5 seconds
  • Perez Zeledon, San Isidro de El General - it only lasted about 5 seconds, but different than the usual swaying side-to-side. This had a little jolt to it. No damage.
  • EMSC Costa Rica Aug 06 18:45 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Dominical - Very minor 8 seconds shaking. No damage
  • San Jose - It lasted about 10 seconds.
  • Grecia - Light shaking
  • EMSC Costa Rica Aug 03 11:55 4.0 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 03 10:38 3.1 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Aug 03 01:48 3.2 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Aug 01 16:48 3.4 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Aug 01 15:39 3.8 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 30 20:38 3.8 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 30 17:46 3.0 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 29 11:14 3.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 29 11:02 3.6 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 28 17:44 3.0 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 28 15:18 3.5 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 28 09:03 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 26 20:53 3.7 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 26 03:23 4.1 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 25 21:04 4.1 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Heredia - Woke me up
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jul 24 03:30 3.6 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Volcan - Light shaking
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 22 22:31 4.6 41 MAP
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 22 22:31 4.5 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 22 03:36 3.9 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 22 00:41 4.2 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 21 04:04 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 21 00:44 3.7 15 MAP
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 21 00:36 3.3 22 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 20 16:01 3.1 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 18 23:37 3.3 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 18 01:39 3.4 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 17 11:10 3.9 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 17 08:54 4.4 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 16 06:57 4.1 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • londres - 15 seconds
  • EMSC Costa Rica Jul 16 01:54 3.6 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 16 01:00 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 15 17:30 3.3 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 15 11:41 3.0 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 15 01:41 4.1 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jaco, Costa Rica Jul 15 01:41 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 15 01:15 3.7 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 14 00:18 4.2 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 13 19:25 3.8 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 13 19:17 4.3 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 12 21:24 3.0 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 12 17:32 3.2 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 12 16:00 3.2 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 12 02:25 3.0 56 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 11 15:22 4.2 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 11 11:48 4.6 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 11 01:58 3.4 24 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 11 01:26 3.3 90 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 10 17:14 3.4 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 10 12:58 3.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 10 01:47 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 10 00:13 3.4 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 09 16:03 3.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 08 07:42 3.1 197 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS La Cruz, Costa Rica Jul 08 00:09 5.2 60 MAP
    GEOFON Costa Rica Jul 08 00:09 5.0 67 MAP
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 08 00:09 5.2 62 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Guanacaste - Moderate shaking
  • Playas del Coco - 2-3 seconds of shaking, no damage
  • Samara - Very weak shaking
  • Playa del coco - Weak shaking
  • Playa Hermosa Guanacaste - Maybe ten seconds tops, no damage
  • Liberia - Lasted about 9 seconds I thought someone was drunk dancing on my roof
  • Tilaran - I went to stab my green beans and they tried to run. I got'em though !
  • Monteverde - Weak shaking
  • Playas del Coco - 2 shocks back to back. 2nd one stronger than the 1st. Happened at 6 PM July 7th 2019
  • Guanacaste - 10 seconds, no damage
  • San Juan del Sur - No damage. Up and down shaking, clearly felt, about 10seconds duration
  • Playa del Coco - Moderate shaking
  • Playa El Jobo - 4 seconds
  • EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 07 22:51 3.7 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 07 19:49 3.0 3 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Quepos, Costa Rica Jul 07 13:17 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 07 04:05 4.0 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Jul 06 06:58 4.6 23 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 06 02:22 3.5 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Panama-costa Rica Border Region Jul 05 13:21 3.5 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Costa Rica Jul 04 21:12 3.1 9 MAP I Felt It INFO

    Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET


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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
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    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    Comments

    1. Hazel KITE says:

      woke up to loud rumbling and then our hotel shaking violently with the walls moving from side to side.This was my first earthquake and very scary

    2. Penelope del Toboso says:

      This shake was very strong and lasted quiet a bit. I was prepared for something worst. Fortunately it passed. Let's hope there are no more replicas.